Pharmacy PGY1 Residency (5 Positions) - VA North Texas Health Care System
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Pharmacy PGY1 Residency (5 Positions)

The American Society of Health Pharmacists-accredited Pharmacy PGY1 Residency with VANTHCS and Texas Tech University School of Pharmacy is a 12-month program designed to develop skills in clinical pharmacy and pharmacy leadership while providing opportunities for didactic and clinical teaching, and clinical research. 

Purpose Statement

PGY1 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education and outcomes to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists responsible for medication-related care of patients with a wide range of conditions, eligible for board certification, and eligible for postgraduate year two (PGY2) pharmacy residency training.

Program Goals

  • Ability to provide expert patient-centered care in multiple practice environments
  • Ability to serve as a valuable member of the health care team in achieving optimal medication therapy
  • Ability to demonstrate skill in educating patients and other health care professionals
  • Gain experience in project management
  • Demonstrate proficiency in the medication use process
  • Develop understanding of technology required to support the medication use process
  • Capability to take ownership of their practice areas and responsibilities
  • Commitment to profession of pharmacy
  • Demonstrate leadership through positive professional attitude


All residents are required to complete and participate in:

  • Research Project (Poster presentation at professional meeting, platform presentation at Alcalde SW Leadership Conference, and submission of manuscript for journal publication)
  • Clinical Staffing
  • Precept Texas Tech School of Pharmacy 3rd year PharmD students
  • Formal presentations and journal clubs
  • ACLS/BLS certification 

Practice Experiences

  • Rounding with health care professionals
  • Practice-based projects
  • Adverse drug reaction reporting
  • Medication therapy management
  • Education of pharmacy students and health care professionals
  • Pharmacokinetic consultations
  • Participation in departmental and committee meetings
  • Involvement in drug information services
  • Clinical intervention documentations
  • Participation in board certified pharmaceutical specialist reviews
  • Opportunities with Texas Tech University Teaching Certificate Program




Elective On-site